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to time aforesaid upon the Princes comming fowle of her and driving her
from her moorings, and was at much cost in paying them day and night,
which cost and much other dammage befallen the said shipp lillie, [?c]ame and
happened by the said shipp the Prince her comming fowle of her from time
to time as aforesaid, but the valew of the said dammage and charge
hee cannot estimate as hee saith. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Thomas Sennett [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]


To the first hee saith the master and three or fower more of the lillies company
besides this deponent were aboard her all the time of the said dammage
soe donne, and there knew three hired men [dXXXlX] and one other
that assisted them, and that d this deponent was only a common or foremast man of
the said shipp white lilly, whereof mr Betts had then the command. And
otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the second hee favoureth and would give the victory indifferently to the

To the third hee saith that hee cannot answer, saving some of the shipp
lillies sailes masts and rigging are old and some newer, and after the rate
of other shipps, but her cables were good and sufficient.

To the fourth hee saith it is usuall for shipps in the river of Thames to
lie moored neere each other, and often to have their cables thwart each others
but then they use to be moored a thwart, but the Prince was moored
head and sterne, which shee ought not to have bin, being in that manner
of mooring apt to come fowle of shipps that lie neere her, And
otherwise hee cannot answer savinge as aforesaid.

To the fifth and sixth hee saith the white lillies bolt Spritt
was made fast, And otherwise he cannot answer saving as aforesaid,
saving the Prince was [?und]ely and insufficiently manned.

Thomas Sennett [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the said libell

Rp. 2.

Henry Betts of Three Crane lane in Thamesstreete
London Sailor, aged 20 yeares or thereabouts sworne and

To the first article hee saith hee well knoweth the producents Patrick
Betts and Mr ffernandez, who hee saith are with their company commonly
accounted owners and proprietors of the shipp the White lillie arlate
which hee likewise well knoweth, and whereof the said Patrick was
the time arlate commander.

To the second, third, fourth and fifth articles hee saith and deposeth that
in Aprill nowe last past the said shipp White lillie lay and was
well and sufficientlie moored neere horsey downe in a safe and convenient
place, where shipps doe usually and ordinarily ride, and there lay
moored two dayes and nights (or thereabouts) before the shipp the Prince
came there, without doeing or receiving dammage or hurt to or from any
other shipp or vessell, but the said shipp Prince (after the lillie had soe
laine as aforesaid) came and was brought to an anchor by her master
and company soe neere the white lillie, that shee was fowle of the
lillies moorings and grounded upon the lillies cable, and upon the tides
of flood drove aboard the white lillie and put her from her moorings,